“The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow”


As we weather this “storm” we regret to announce that the 19th Annual Storybook Gala has been postponed until Spring of 2022. Please know how much we have appreciated your support of this wonderful event throughout the years, and to paraphrase Dorothy, “We think we’ll miss you most of all.”

But while our yellow brick road may be following a different path this Spring, keeping you – our big, wonderful Spread the Word Nevada family – safe and healthy is our greatest priority. We know there is boundless joy waiting for us somewhere over the (biggest) rainbow in 2022 and can’t wait to celebrate with you as we bring the technicolor grandeur of “The Wizard of Oz” to life.


Until this twister lands, we graciously ask that you please consider a donation in lieu of this year’s gala. The children that we are so honored to serve need us – and need you – more than ever after such a challenging year.

A donation from you, our faithful gala supporters, can make a world of difference to Nevada’s most vulnerable children. Please mark your 2022 calendar for next spring and make a donation with the form below and help “troubles melt like lemon drops” for children living in low-income neighborhoods through the joy of books.


We thank you!

P.S. Look out for flying monkeys – nobody needs those guys right now!



A flashback to the 18th Annual Storybook Gala…